Sam Houston State University

Disability Justice 101

Disability Justice 101 focuses on using discussion and activities to cultivate a more accessible and inclusive campus for students, staff and faculty with disabilities. This praxis-based workshop will provide tips and tricks for creating avenues of access for all students in the campus and classroom.

Dr. Jess Waggoner is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston, and organizer of the Disability Studies Interest Group at the University of Houston. Waggoner’s current book project, Crip Activisms: Race, Gender and the Roots of Disability Consciousness in U.S. Literature and Culture, tracks the relationship between emergent forms of disability activism and early twentieth century literature and culture, and what strategies this early disability consciousness can offer contemporary disability social movements. Waggoner’s work has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Modernism/Modernity, and Modern Fiction Studies, and is forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Disability and Literature and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. They are currently co-editing a special issue of The Journal of Feminist Scholarship on "Visionary Politics and Methods in Feminist Disability Studies" with Dr. Ashley Mog.

Refreshments will be provided.

Accessibility Information:
The space is accessible to wheelchair users. To provide a chemical and fragrance free event, we request that participants not smoke before or during the event and to not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. For more information or access needs, please contact Dr. Ching-In Chen ( and Dr. April Shemak (

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Evans Complex, 212
1901 University Avenue, Huntsville, Texas, 77340

Event Type

Open to the Public, Workshops and Conferences


College of Humanities and Social Sciences





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